View Full Version : flood damage to trannys,,, any advice

george uk
28-08-2014, 02:16 PM

will post up some pickys in the morning.

I had a flood recently, and my machine got flooded, all motors were above the water line, but 2 of the main transformers were below for a while. ( not powered )

I aired and drained them, coated them with elecy cleaner.disperser.

Am going to dismantle them in the morning and remove them, and if there is no physical damage, am wandering if i may be able to clean and reuse them.

any opinions or advise welcome

28-08-2014, 02:37 PM
We used to dry them out in an oven for several days, not too hot obviously just enough to drive the moisture out. Make sure any surface dirt has been wiped away around terminals otherwise surface tracking can take place when you re-connect, this can occur slowly over days/weeks.

28-08-2014, 04:38 PM
RICE is your friend ! for electrical components you will be amazed how the stuff just sucks the moisture out ....

however ive only used it on smaller stuff, phones etc ... not sure how a transformer is gonna fit in a bag of rice :P

28-08-2014, 04:44 PM
If you're going that route, silica gel crystals is the 'proper' stuff, as used in power transformer breathers.

28-08-2014, 04:45 PM
the joys of third world :-)

george uk
28-08-2014, 08:18 PM
Thanks all, i will strip it out and silica gell it tomorrow...